30 November, 2006

One of those tell all MeMes....

I borrowed this from Dixie Peach who is cooler than the other side of a pillow!
thanks kiddo!

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

When did my hair start standing up on it's own?
2. How much cash do you have on you?
13$ US
3. What’s a word that rhymes with “DOOR?”
4. Favorite planet?
Venus... I see it in the morning .
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
I only have 2 and they are both my kid
6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Bad to the Bone
7. What shirt are you wearing?
Man's tee shirt from a convention we went to
8. Do you “label” yourself?
Why? I know my faults, why advertise them?
9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?
Dearfoam slippers
10. Bright or Dark Room?
Bright sunny ones
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
I think she's a purty smart lady!
12. What does your watch look like?
Silver with gold bezel and numbers since I need to figure out time still.
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sound asleep with my pooch
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
What time is dinner?
15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
Aviation and Prospect or Felton and Artesia
16. What's a word that you say a lot?
Shit. It's an all purpose word
17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
My daughter
18. Last furry thing you touched?
My cat Squeaks
19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
My BP meds, Vicodin ES, Sonata, Calcium, Zantac.
20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
?? film, what is this film you speak of?
21. Favorite age you have been so far?
45 was nice, 50 was okay
22. Your worst enemy?
My depression
23. What is your current desktop picture?
A Charlie Brown Christmas tree
24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
Turn that damn computer down.
25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
Money, I'd like to be self sufficient.
26. Do you like someone?
Sorta maybe
27. The last song you listened to?
Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell
28. What time of day were you born?
11 AM
29. What’s your favorite number?
30. Where did you live in 1987?
San Pedro CA
31. Are you jealous of anyone?
32. Is anyone jealous of you?
You're serious?
33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
Driving my kid to school
34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Think bad thoughts about its inner workings.
35. Do you consider yourself kind?
36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
on my ankle
37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
I used to speak French well enough to get around Paris, now I'd like to learn Italian.
38. Would you move for the person you loved?
Depends where I needed to move
39. Are you touchy feely?
No, I am Midwestern
40. What’s your life motto?
Where ever you are , you're there
41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
CellPhone, Watch, Ring
42. What’s your favourite town/city?
Paris France
43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Carl's Junior meal
44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
2 weeks ago
45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Only if desperate
46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
He's gained a lot of weight and looks lousy with a beard
47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
18th Century Germany, 18th Century England
48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
I wore dress slacks and a lovely top to a AGO party
49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
The never ending saga of the shoulder. How about that?
50. Have you been burned by love?
Once burned twice warned.

29 November, 2006

Update or what?

Things are back to normal, or as normal as things can be around here. The MIL went back to the SIL's on Saturday. We had a nice Thanksgiving and the food was good.
Finally got some information from the caseworker and I have to drive out to Reseda ( 30 miles) on the 11th for a 2nd opinion. Considering how painful driving is, this should be an interesting appointment.
Kids are back to school. Quiet days again.
The church's annual smorgasbord is this weekend. I have to spend tomorrow making cabbage rolls. The meat has to be defrosted and then I have to cook the cabbage to get the leaves ready. It's a labor of love.
I am making carrots that have to be steamed, and then doused with some Catalina Dressing and fresh parsley. Sounds good to me. The fumi salad will be a snap.
No decorations yet. Don't know what I want to do. Not very spirit filled.
Changes coming in the music department. Too bad one person can be so spiteful and hateful and cause such antagonism. I wonder how she manages to work with people with that kind of attitude. I guess we all can't be as perfect as she is and I wonder how her interpersonal relationships can be sustained with that attitude. Scary.
Cold at night and breezy and cool during the day.
Today is the doctor's appointment I keep putting off. but since I may not have insurance after december I guess I had better get it done.
Life goes on doesn't it?

22 November, 2006


Here is my menu for tomorrow:

Dill and Bread and Butter Pickles
Black Olives
Carrots, Celery, Mushrooms, Cukes and a Ranch Dipping Sauce
Baby Field Greens with Assorted Dressings
Boneless Rolled Turkey Roast rubbed with poultry seasoning and butter
Baby Yukon Gold potatoes cooked in organic free range chicken stock and mashed with half and half and butter
Golden Acorn Squash roasted with brown sugar and butter
Green Bean Cassarole with tiny Haricot Verts and Golden Mushroom Soup
Kings Hawaiian Sweet Bread Rolls
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
French Vanilla and Extra Creamy Coolwhip
Don Franciscos Hawaiian Kona Roast Coffeee
Beringer White Zinfadel
Corbett Canyon Chardonnay

And I wish each and every one of you out there in Blogland a very peaceful and Thank Filled Thanksgiving.


IF you can read this; thank a teacher.

20 November, 2006

make my headache go away

So it was 85º about an hour ago and now it's 78º. But this is November 20th. Something is wrong here. It's been too hot for too long.

The "Nowhere" fire is burning close to where the husband does his gold panning. The news shots were live from the parking lot that we use. Guess he won't be going up there this weekend to do anything. He does have to work Friday, but he can work at home and read the blueprints on the table.

Will be a small gathering for Thanksgiving. Turkey is in the fridge defrosting. I need to get the stuff for the green beans and the organic broth to cook the baby Yukon gold taters that I need to buy. May get those tomorrow.

No news yet from my caseworker. Oh gee. It's the federal government. I should jump for joy,eh? Have you ever wanted just to crack a joint and have it slip back into the right spot? that's what it feels like now. AAAAARGGHHHH.

The low humidity is making my head feel like a stuffed box. Ugh.

The dog and I may take a long nap. I was going to make spaghetti tonight but I think I will do something simpler. Can't decide yet. Monday is usually pizza night but I am a bit short this Monday. Heroes is on so the kids have to watch their program.

Antonia Fraser's book "Marie Antionette" is a good read. I am going to start Phillipa Gregory's book "Earthly Joys". Looked good at the time. I don't know. I will see how it goes. Started watching "Sleepy Hollow" last night. Will watch it some more tonight. Also have the video of "The DaVinci Code" to watch.

Ciao babies!

19 November, 2006

So I am a Hippie huh?

I am 62% Hippie.
I am so Hippie, Man!
I am not a child of the 60’s but my heart is true to the cause, man. I realize that being a hippie is not just bell bottoms and tie-dye. It is also about the drugs and smelling bad, too!

18 November, 2006

Life as evisioned by my I-Pod

I borrowed this meme from Dixie Peach who's a Southern gal living in Germany with her wonderful hubby. D if you read this, thanks!

If Your Life Had a Soundtrack What Would the Music Be?

How this works:

1. Open your music library.
2. Set to shuffle and press play.
3. For every event, list what song is playing.
4. Next event, shuffle to the next song.
5. Don't lie - go with what comes up, just like life.

Opening Credits:
War March of the Priests, Mendelssohn

Waking Up:
Exsultate,Jubilate-Alleluia--- Barbara Hendricks, Soprano

First Day at School:
Livin' La Vida Loca-- Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas

Falling in Love:
Fisher's Hornpipe---- Yo Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor

Breaking Up:
Loved Walked In --- Chanticleer

Twice in Every Show--- Monty Python presents Spamalot

Life's Okay:
Ocho Mambo--- Gipsy Kings

Mental Breakdown:
Angel Band--- The Stanley Brothers

Jambalaya--- John Prine, Emmy Lou Harris

Oh What A Night--- Doobie Brothers

Getting Back Together:
You Can't Hurry Love--- Dixie Chicks

White Trash Wedding---Dixie Chicks

Birth of Child:
Listen to the Music--- Doobie Brothers

Final Battle:
Stray Cat Strut--- Brian Setzer Orchestra

Death Scene:
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall---- Leon Russell

Funeral Song:
One Way or Another---- Joss Stone & Blondie

End Credits:
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

16 November, 2006

Oh Yuck, Nasty Azz Candles....

This fragrance of Glad Scented oil candles, Delicate Petals has to be the nastiest smelling thing I have ever bought. What a freaking mistake!
I can't imagine anyone liking this awful scent.
I will be throwing out the 2 that I didn't use.
OMG it's awful.
Stinky poo poo awful. My kid walked into the room and said
Geez Mom, what died? Don't be fooled. This is really bad, the Orchid Oasis is nice, the Spiced Rose and Vanilla is nice, but Delicate Petals is anything but. Maybe to keep the cat box odor in the cat box room, I don't know.

Thank God I had other candles to remove the odor.

Rant over.
Back to your blogging.


5.5 hours at the dentist

Well, the #2 kid had a bad cold and then to compound things, she got a toothache, which really did her in. So I bit the bullet, called the dentists office and took her down there. It's not like the dentists office of old with personalized service, it's more like a stop and shop. Anyway 1 dentist looked at her and did some probing and said looks like a root canal. We knew she was going to have to have another one, just not so soon. Without dental insurance it's not cheap. So I wrote a check for 300$ and redid the balance on her other r/c and she laid in the chair forever it seemed. I sat in the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat in from 0930-1350. But she is done with it and now can have some peace of mind. She's got 800mg Motrin and Amoxicillin to take. I am going to drop off her pain meds at the attendance office at lunch for her to take. She has a lot of work in govt and even feeling shitty she did her gov't homework last night.

Just found out that her choir will be the entertainment for our 48th annual Church Smorgasbord. That will be great. They are good kids and this will be a tune up for their Christmas concert.

Got all domestic today and stripped my bed, threw everything in the washer and soon will go down and empty the dishwasher and reload it and run another load. Then get the slug up and have him empty the trash out of all the rooms downstairs. Needs to do something to earn his keep.

Book alert:
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. Victorian Historical Romance/Mystery, coming out in 2007. Great read. Check it out or buy it. Won't disappoint at all.

Time to go play Suzy Homemaker!

- 30 -

13 November, 2006

The Doc says.....

What does this dog think when the cop holds up those briefs???? I had to share this picture, it's just too good not to.

My mutt is downstairs being tortured by the children watching Heroes which is their new favorite show. He does not want to be ignored and he tells them this.

The PT called me today and said she spoke with the doctor. No more PT for me. They want me to do the pain mgmt thing. Well that's all well and good but the doctor needs to have it approved by the powers that be. Has he even sent in the request? I wrote to my case worker and asked if there has been any request. If not, then I guess I get back on the doctor's case and holler at him. Nothing like living on Vicodin ES and Naproxen for pain relief. Crapola.

#2 kid is sick. She really feels like yuck. I emailed her teachers and she will miss tomorrow too. Between the sore throat, her wisdom teeth coming in, and her voice being gone, she is miserable.

#1 kid is okay. He and his friend went out to the drug store for me and did an errand. I bought them pizza. They were happy about that.

Life goes on, doesn't it? I like this :

The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails.

Time to go to bed.

Ya gotta wonder sometimes....

I made a list for the husband to use when he went to Costco yesterday. Why wouldn't he think to look at the gas gauge too? He knows to get fuel in his truck but he drove my car around for the last 4 days and now I need gas. Oh gee. Guess I will do some transferring of funds and go get gas tomorrow.

Kid #2 is really sick. No voice, coughing and just miserable. In bed asleep. Best place to be in my opinion. I took a cold pill, which means I can take a pain pill later. I have a stuffed nose and a minor sore throat.

Last night I was in the bathroom and I had this awful shooting pain in my arm and shoulder. It was enough to make me yelp. Don't know what it is from. Will have to watch and see I guess.

The big kid is home and he can sweep out the fireplace and we can load it up with some wood and sit down there tonight and be warm. That will be nice.

The husband ordered a laptop for himself because he needs to be able to check his email and do his time cards online. He got a good deal on it and it will be able to be taken places when we go on vacation and if he gets a new job and has to travel. I'd like to be able to check my email and stay in contact when I go on vacation too.

Not too cold out and thankfully not too warm. The dog is outside lying in the sun. He went to see one of the outside cats, who could not be bothered. The inside cat just plays with him and gives him grief and he loves her all the more. They run up and down the stairs and through the rooms having fun.

Well that's about it for today. Blue sky above me.



12 November, 2006

No church for me

I feel like I am stuffed up to the gills. My nose is just all stuffy but nothing is coming out. I am going to take a hot hot shower soon. Sent the kid to church but I decided to stay home. And it's cooler today than it has been in a while.

Yesterday we had a fire going most of the afternoon and evening. And that made the downstairs nice. We've got a lot of broken up pallet wood to use for fire. Just have to keep the hearth clean.

Now we don't know what is going on for TDay. My stepbrother wants my mom and stepdad to drive to his house out in Acton. Mom does not want to go.(They are dry). I hope that something will work out one way or the other.

I am going to steam my lungs right now.

11 November, 2006

Saturday Night Shuffle

1. Uncle John's Band==========Grateful Dead
2. Long Ago and Far Away=====Joni Mitchell and James Taylor
3. Both Sides Now============Joni Mitchell
4. No. 50, Air, If God Be For Us==============The Messiah
5. No. 39, Chorus, Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder===The Messiah
6. All Over Again=============B.B. King & Mark Knopfler
7. Jamboree=================Echoes of Nature
8. Love Walked In============Chanticleer
9. All She Wants to Do is Dance=====Don Henley
10. Sonata, Op. 2/1:Aria Amorosa===Red Priest

Cool and windy tonight. The fireplace is burning. The kids are watching movies down there. Baked an apple pie. Pot pies for dinner.
Things are as usual.
Saw some cute dogs today.
Aching too. But pain pills help.


10 November, 2006


Friday, finally got the rent paid and the BG is going to get a laptop. That will be handy when we travel, as if.
<--------This is the way I feel
Kid #2 slept in. She is out seeing Borat tonight. EEEK.
I didn't go to the funeral and didn't go out to lunch. Woke up with a cold.
Still need to go shopping for some more food for Thanksgiving.We did get some booze at BevMo. That's for dinner and apertifs and all that.
I am aching even though I took pain pills.
Am reading a Anne Rivers Siddons book called "Sweetwater Creek", neat book.
Will update more when i have more to say.


07 November, 2006

Vote Today- Then You Have the Right to Bitch

I am going over to the polling place around 11 and cast my vote. Today my son will vote in his first election, the first of many I hope. I have voted since I was registered in 1971. Gives you an idea of how many presidents I have voted for, governors and propositions. Sometimes I won, sometimes I lost, but I did do my civic duty and felt good about it. I need to instill that in the kid. It's more his future now than it is mine and he needs to know that he has to take charge and make a difference in the country he lives in.

Hot again. Didn't sleep well. Pain still at a 6+++ or better. If I said 7 again, you'd just think I was bitching. Well I am. I HURT and it makes my life shit. There is no if and or but about it. It affects my daily life and my reactions and dealing. How'd you like it if you couldn't open a can without pain? Stir a pot without spasms going up and down your shoulder. And then have a doctor who says he doesn't know what is wrong. I am waiting on a 2nd opinion authorization and the damn doctor hasn't sent it in yet. This is so freaking frustrating. This is my life. Workers Comp stinks too. Rant Over.

The pumpkin candle smells good. That is nice.

I am driving my mom to the doctor. Need to get going.

Ciao !


06 November, 2006

Geez it's Hot Out!

Geez it's hot doesn't even cover it. It's 1PM and it's 92º here. I have the blinds drawn and the windows open because there is a breeze out there, but this is November. I want November weather by God.

Been reading all this stuff about the pastor in Denver who's been "fighting these impulses" all his life. Does that give a clue that being gay isn't a choice and does actually come with your birth? The guy gives me the creeps anyway. Most of the pastors of the mega churches make me nervous anyway. And then the Governor of Texas agrees whole heartedly with his pastor, John Hagee, that any one who isn't Christian is going to hell with a hot ticket. So much for religious tolerance in the nation, eh? We just have to choose between Ah-nuld and Phil. I might just vote green, I don't know.

Husband is back at work. Yahoo and Amen. He's got a lot of work to do and that will keep him busy. They did hire someone to replace him, so much for the contract being cut. They just didn't want to pay him what he is worth. Still haven't heard back from the other company. That makes me nervous. But if he's working, he's making some money and some is better than none.

My tummy is on the binge today. I was driving back from picking up #1 son at school and boy did I have cramps. Could be from nerves. Don't know why I'd be stressed would you?

Then the #2 kid text messages me and asks me to make cornbread. Girl, it's 92º outside and you want me to fire up the oven and bake? I baked Friday for her, 2 loaves of pumpkin bread- for her tailgate party. For Sunday I baked 2 batches of brownies, one for the kids and one for the husband to take to work plus I made meatloaf, baked beans, smashed po's and gravy and heated my kitchen up to an unGodly temp all for them? No fricking way am I making cornbread that I don't even get to enjoy because she wants to take it to her friends. I don't feel like feeding the neighborhood this week.

I am going to lie down and hope my stomach simmers down. No pain pill till after I get the kid, even though the pain is a 7+. Don't want to take chances.

Have a great day out there in the world.

05 November, 2006

Sunday Lazy Sunday

It's 12:55 pm and it's 85º outside. We're having that oh so thrilling last gasp of warm before the jet stream dips and brings us back to normality. At least we hope so. I am sitting here in my tee shirt and shorts listening to the Dolphins smack the Bears back into reality. Who would have thought it? Painwise, for those who are keeping track, it's about a 7+. Not exactly what one wants is it?

Husband is off at his friends, putting another coat of rooftop weathercoat on the roof of the motorhome. Just to make it weathertight in case there is weather a coming. He leaves tomorrow for 4 days of 10 hours each and because Friday is a national holiday (which screws up banking and mail) he is off for 3. Then he goes back for 5 and home again. Hopefully he will hear from the other company he interviewed at. He would be very happy to have that job, not to mention having the benefits. That's the biggest bitch of all, benefits. We still have medical, but no dental and no vision and both of us need new glasses.

I have to email my mom the menu for thanksgiving. I need her recipe for the stuffing. I am making this as easy I can for her. All she has to do is show up and drink coffee, sip wine, eat a good dinner and relax. I am going to look for disposable cookware. I already have the plates so that is done. They look like china but are heavy plastic and can be tossed. Better than paper, no soak through.

Adventures in living. That's all I can say.



04 November, 2006

Saturday Night Ipod Musings

Galactic Vision is shuffling like this tonight:

1. Diva's Lament Monty Python presents Spamalot
2. Crazy Old Soldier Johnny Cash and Ray Charles
3. No. 47, Recicitive Handel's Messiah
4. Itchycoo Park Small Faces
5. Milk Cow Blues Tyler Hilton
6. You Are My Sunshine Norman Blake
7. Some Kind of Wonderful Joss Stone
8. Amanda Jewell Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
9. Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers
10. Cocaine Blues Joaquin Phoenix

So that's what's shuffling tonight.
Husband back to work Monday... can the choir say A-MEN?
USC is smoking Stanford, Wisconsin beat Penn State and a Penn State player took out Joe P in the 3rd quarter. Bet his ass is grass.
Big kid home safe from SFO. Drank a bit but had a great time. Bought himself a new laptop with his scholarship money, better than what the school offered and less money too.
I am planning my Turkey Day dinner. Just need to get the $ so I can buy the food and get things ready before the big day. My MIL is coming to stay with us that week. Fun. She's a cool lady.
Bad pain day. Was cranky and yelling at husband who had some idiot thought in his mind to drive around and look for dead bikes at the curb. When I was hungry and in pain. And then subjected me to listening to Pete Townsend being interviewed. I DIDN"T ÇARE and I still don't.
Might sleep in tomorrow, I don't think the kid is working. She is going to the homecoming dance tonight as a superhero. Whee. Looks cute. Other kid might go rock and roll bowling. Argh they are getting older and I am getting older than dirt too.

Later kiddos.


02 November, 2006

I am a monster or so this says....bwahahahaaha

Your Monster Profile

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You Feast On: Grass

You Lurk Around In: The Ocean

You Especially Like to Torment: Groupies